Michael Pierse

Dr Michael Pierse is a Senior Lecturer in Irish Literature at Queen’s University Belfast. His research mainly explores the writing and cultural production of Irish working-class life. Over recent years this work has expanded into new multi-disciplinary themes and international contexts, including the study of festivals and theatre-as-research practices. Michael has contributed to a range of national and international publications, is author Writing Ireland’s Working-Class: Dublin After O’Casey (Palgrave: 2011) and editor of the recent collections, A Cambridge History of Irish Working-Class Writing (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Rethinking the Irish Diaspora: After The Gathering (Palgrave, 2018; co-edited with Dr Johanne Devlin Trew).

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